Learning Tower (kitchen helper) for my friend's daughter

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Project by Acts65Woodworks posted 02-20-2018 07:38 AM 3571 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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My friends celebrated their daughter’s first birthday recently and I made her a learning tower so she can join her mama in the kitchen. Their daughter pretends to need a diaper change just to get her mama to come out of the kitchen during dinner prep to play with her. Now she can join her mama in the kitchen and watch her cook and even help a little=)

There is an IKEA hack for a learning tower where you buy a stool and add a top to it to make the learning tower. I made one for my daughter using that method four years ago when I was first dabbling with some woodworking. I considered going to IKEA again and buying the stool for the bottom for this one but then decided to try make the whole thing.

It is a pretty simple build and I am still learning with regards to woodworking but I am happy with how it turned out. It is made of pine and some other type of softwood, joined with pocket holes, and finished with Danish Oil. One day, I will try and make some nice piece of furniture with fancy hardwood, mortise and tenon joinery, etc, but I still got a ways to go before then and this brings me one step closer.

Thanks for reading.

-- Steven, California,

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#1 posted 02-20-2018 11:39 AM

Looks great, I think mother and child will enjoy it for quite a while.

-- Chris K

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#2 posted 02-20-2018 09:46 PM

Very cool. If your friend’s daughter uses it half as much as my daughters use the one I built for them then it will be by far the most used piece of kitchen equipment. Nicely done!

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#3 posted 02-21-2018 02:46 PM

Nice design!

-- Dave Heishman, Blue Ridge Tree

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#4 posted 02-24-2018 08:14 PM

Good friends do thing like this for their friends!

Good job.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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